sulfinpyrazone (Anturane - discontinued in the US)

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Discontinued Warning Icon Branded and generic forms of sulfinpyrazone have been discontinued in the US for unknown reasons. The FDA has stated that the discontinuation is not for safety reasons.

GENERIC NAME: sulfinpyrazone (Discontinued in the US)

BRAND NAME: Anturane (Discontinued in the US)

DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Sulfinpyrazone is an oral drug that is used to treat gout. Gout is caused by elevated blood levels of uric acid (hyperuricemia). Sulfinpyrazone works by increasing the excretion of uric acid in the urine thereby lowering the elevated levels of uric acid in the blood that are responsible for gout.



PREPARATIONS: Tablets: 100mg; Capsules: 200mg.

STORAGE: Sulfinpyrazone should be stored at room temperature in a sealed container.

PRESCRIBED FOR: Sulfinpyrazone is used to reduce elevated blood uric acid levels in patients with gout in order to prevent recurrent attacks of arthritis. It also can help to dissolve the hard deposits of uric acid crystals (tophi) in patients with the tophaceous form of gout.

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